New X-Files Revival Teaser Features the Smoking Man and the Flukeman

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 9:43AM
X-Files
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 9:43AM
New X-Files Revival Teaser Features the Smoking Man and the Flukeman
After the well-received premiere of the first episode at New York Comic Con, a new, animated X-Files teaser is here, teasing the return of two fan favorite villains:



We already knew that the Smoking Man, played by William B. Davis, was returning, and we can now tell you that his introduction back into the X-Files universe is more than satisfying for longtime fans. But the real surprise in this teaser is the Flukeman, who is immediately recognizable even in animated form.

The Flukeman appeared in the highly acclaimed second season episode, "The Host," and has since become one of the show's defining monsters. A product of the Chernobyl disaster, the Flukeman (affectionately called "Flukey" by the cast and crew, although we're not sure anyone in the audience felt the need to give him a term of endearment) was a disgusting wormlike man who terrorized the sewers of New Jersey. Since the teaser is animated, there's no guarantee that Flukeman will actually come back, although there's always a chance. He was teased in the premiere episode as well, albeit in the form of a series of photographs of monsters from the original series, and got the biggest applause of all of them, so the producers seem to know what the audience wants.

Here's the official synopsis for the X-Files revival:

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Thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI ASST. DIR. WALTER SKINNER, Mulder and Scully's boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.
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The X-Files miniseries premieres on January 24.
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